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Drive Innovation

Plan, finance and manage industrial driven research projects and activities

Expect professional, lean and efficient project management

Driving innovation is the job of Project Services at Technikon. As quickly as technology changes, we must also evolve. That’s our credo. Technikon has been a reliable partner in over 100 large scale­ projects (spanning up to five years) with hundreds of well-known partners from the research community and the industry worldwide. With over 250 person-years of experience, we have become one of Europe’s leading coordinators of collaborative research and technology projects by remaining agile, responsive and always up-to-date. Technikon is also home to in-house services such as security engineering and media services, which support all of our projects. Outcomes of our daily work are the following services we can offer to our customers:

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Project Management

We draft the story line, we create a comprehensive proposal, we manage the project lean and efficiently from start to final reporting, Technikon is poised to move any technology related project to success.

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Technical Documentation

It is mandatory that technology and innovation is accompanied by explanatory material. We design, manage and create professional support material for customers and end users.

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Training/Education

We share our knowledge. Our educational programs in the area of effective funding management and project coordination are targeted at a broad audience. We have special programs for the industry and the public.

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Technology is your fuel for prosperous business. We examine your challenge and support you by finding appropriate scientific and technological project collaborators. Thereafter the process starts with applying for funding. We examine the funding opportunity, build the consortium/find necessary partners, provide the IT-internal communication infrastructure, prepare a high-quality proposal with continuous review loops, check for compliance and finally, submit the proposal. During the Grant agreement preparation phase, we gather legal, administrative and financial information, make sure the Description of Action and the budget match the proposal and address the evaluation comments. Create together with the project funder, we ensure that all ethical issues are addressed and prepare for the next phase. For Project execution we move into Grant management mode. We plan a kick-off meeting, help partners with day to day questions and reporting, create handbooks for a smooth execution of the project, create a clear communication structure within the consortium. We offer different project management tools and manuals, responsible for the operational management and technical vitality of the project. We focus on the creation of dissemination material and a project website. We create data management plans and dissemination and open access strategies. Finally, we organise and execute regular meetings and conference calls with the consortium.

Microelectronic, Embedded Systems, Software Engineering, Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning are terms we are using on a daily basis. We provide methods, solutions and support for the documentation of technical systems and products. It is either the professional/dynamically generated handbook for the programmers of your device or the explanatory material for your technology based solutions. Depending on the source material and on your target audience we work with you to choose the methods and technologies for the challenge. We are committed to making complex technological products, solutions, relations, or systems understandable. We speak engineering.

We can leverage our expertise by helping you. We have executed many grant agreements so we can offer support to our partners in day to day requests with regard to the grant agreement, consortium agreement and legal requirements. We also stay up to date by regularly checking for new guidelines and adopting the project handbooks accordingly. We not only collect this information but we find ways of sharing it with our customers. Technikon offers tutorials such as „How to effectively use SVN“ and help with financial reporting. https://vimeo.com/339960531 or financial reporting in H2020 projects: https://vimeo.com/334646886 We also offer educational courses which are designed and carried out by our experienced project managers.

Our Way to Success

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Successful Proposals

This is the starting point of any project strategic content development. Excellent proposals lead to outstanding projects. Technikon has 250 person years of professional expertise in creating and supporting national & international proposals in different domains.

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Collaboration Tools

Technikon develops, maintains and provides various secure collaboration tools to manage and monitor RTD work. The IT services have received several innovation prizes for completeness and security. These services reside on their own redundant, high-availability servers in multiple European locations.

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Multicultural Teams

The challenge is to build teams from disparate backgrounds and business sectors. Technikon is capable of understanding the multi-nationality challenges and to support and schedule with remote teams in the EU and abroad, on a daily basis. Technikon works with research teams in the organisation, execution and assessment of multinational projects and is Austria’s leading coordinator of European research and technology projects.

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Act Professionally

Technikon`s main objective is the establishment of a sound and flexible project management structure and an efficient management and risk process. These activities help to maximize the benefit to partners, stakeholders and the overall impact of the project.

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Maximize Impact

Dissemination via multiple media & open-access channels and exploitation of project results is essential. Technikon is perfectly capable of preparing complex project information for any type of audience and to create strategies to maximise the impact of the project.

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Cover Dominant Areas

Technikon works in research and innovation projects in various domains and creates and contributes to scientific/technical reports such as roadmap development, requirement analyses and system specifications.

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We Speak Europe

We are the interface between the European Commission and our technological partners who contribute every day to a stronger European Research Union. Whenever our partners have to report something to the European Commission, we are the first to get in touch with.

Demonstrating Technology

A final project demonstration activity was organised for the H2020 project ALFA in Portugal.
The ALFA project shows that a “system-of-systems” approach is beneficial for solving complex problems, like the determination of intend of target (determining whether a target is performing drug trafficking).
For more information visit the ALFA webpage!

Organise Workshops

The project management team of Technikon and FutureTPM consortium organized the workshop:
1st FutureTPM Workshop on Quantum-Resistant Crypto Algorithms“ held in Lisbon on the 19th of October 2018. More than 60 people, including key organisations, such as TCG and NIST, and industry partners, such as HP Labs and Tales UK attended the workshop.

Life Long Learning

Technikon trains people and provides our customers/partners with elaborated tutorials, handbooks or webinars to guarantee an easy jump start of your proposal or project. The latest tutorials we are providing are describing communication, repository and management tools.
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